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POLL: Koster lead increases again, Trump up 10 points

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Attorney General Chris Koster continued to build his lead in The Missouri Times’ weekly poll. He now holds a lead of 16 points and the support of more than half of likely voters.

In other races polled, Donald Trump took a 10 point lead over Hillary Clinton and voters seem prepared to approve Amendment 2, which would put into place campaign contribution limits.

Remington Research Group conducted the poll for The Missouri Times. Remington conducted the poll Sept. 26 through Sept. 27, reaching 1,279 likely voters. The poll has a margin of error of +/- 3.

In the governor’s race, Koster experienced his biggest gain of the cycle, jumping 5 percentage points while increasing his lead to 6 percentage points. Among likely voters, 51 percent said they would vote for Koster if the election were held today.

Koster’s lead over Eric Greitens now stands at 51-35 with less than six weeks to go before Election Day. Undecided voters accounted for 10 percent of the poll. Last week, Koster led the race 47-38.

In the presidential race, Republican Donald Trump holds a 10 point lead over Democrat Hillary Clinton, 49-39. With the poll conducted Monday and Tuesday, some voters likely saw this week’s debate while others did not.

Libertarian Gary Johnson polled at 5 percent. Another 5 percent of voters said they were undecided.

Finally, this week The Missouri Times also polled Amendment 2, which would establish campaign contribution limits if approved by voters.

Overwhelmingly, 64 percent of voters said they supported the measure compared to 24 percent who said they were against it. Undecided voters accounted for 22 percent of the poll.